CASE STUDY OF RESTURING OF POURTACATH

Jun 18th, 2015
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Patient had Mastectomy in the Left breast before and advised to have an implanted Pourta Cath and place it in the right lower chest. Pourtacath should be place in the upper part of the chest but as for patient request , the doctor put it in the lower part. But after a few months of the operation the patient notice that the Pourtacath is not in place so she consult her doctor and have it checked. The doctor found out that the Pourta Cath is really not in place so patient will need to undergo resuturing of Pourta cath.

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CASE STUDYOFRESTURING OF POURTACATHTumanguil,Jonalyn F.BSN408/Group32BProf. Donna Cambe Clinical InstructorPatients InformationPatient: A.G.TDATE: 2/11/14Age: 43 y/oSurgeon: Dr. Lencio L. KawAnesthesiologist: Dr. Ma. Elena MalongType Of Anesthesia: General AnesthesiaTime of Operation: 7:38AM-8:19AMScrub Nurse: Karen Poblete RNCirculating Nurse: Shielo Ann Alvaro RNDiagnosis: Breast Cancer STP Mastectomy L SP Pourtacath InsertionOperation: Resuturing of Pourtacath Patient had Mastectomy in the Left breast before and advised to have an implanted Pourta Cath and place it in the right lower chest. Pourtacath should be place in the upper part of the chest but as for patient request , the doctor put it in the lower part. But after a few months of the operation the patient notice that the Pourtacath is not in place so she consult her doctor and have it checked. The doctor found out that the Pourta Cath is really not in place so patient will need to undergo resuturing of Pourta cath. As I go on with my case study I will discuss what is Pourtacath and what is it use. And what could be the possible reason why it is misplaced. Why portacath?A portacath is an implanted venous access device for patients who need frequent or continuous administration of chemotherapy.As for the patient case she need to undergo chemotherapy because she had undergo mastectomy due

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